You could check the court's website to see if anything shows up... but anything beyond that is probably a bad idea.
You shouldn't contact the District Attorney or any other law enforcement agency by yourself. You might wind up saying something incriminating, or you could do something else that would prompt them to file charges that might otherwise not be filed at all.
Consult privately with a criminal defense attorney in your area to discuss your options. In some cases, a lawyer can negotiate with the DA to avoid having charges filed in the first place.
This is NOT legal advice. It is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer, and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should always consult PRIVATELY with an attorney. Free consultation only applies to potential clients with a criminal case within 100 miles of Chico, California.
I'll add to Mr. Marshall's sound advice that bail bond companies can check for warrants which if outstanding (meaning issued by a judge) means that a criminal case has been filed that you did not appear in court on.
Call the DA's Office and ask them if if they have any cases bearing your name.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
My two cents worth. If the person threatening you as a private party I would not expect anything to come of it.
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